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Tips and Tricks in Ubuntu <ul><li>George Demonbreum
Justin McCabe
Benjamin Burton </li></ul>
Definitions <ul><li>APT- Advanced Packaging Tool used to install and remove software in  Terminal.
Wine- Application for Linux that allows you use Windows programs.
OpenOffice.org- Office Suite installed by default on Ubuntu
The GIMP- The GNU Image Manipulation Program
apticron- Simple tool to mail about pending package updates script
gdesklets - is a system for bringing mini programs (desklets), such as  weather  forecasts, news  tickers, system informat...
Easier Ways to get Around Ubuntu Tips and Tricks in Ubuntu
Using Wine <ul><li>Go to Terminal
Type apt-get install  Wine
Access through
Applications>Wine </li></ul>
The Gimp <ul><li>A powerful image editing application and default image editor in Ubuntu.
Access GIMP:
Applications>Graphics>GIMPImage Editor
GIMP is free and often shares the same capabilities as Adobe Photoshop.
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  1. 1. Tips and Tricks in Ubuntu <ul><li>George Demonbreum
  2. 2. Justin McCabe
  3. 3. Benjamin Burton </li></ul>
  4. 4. Definitions <ul><li>APT- Advanced Packaging Tool used to install and remove software in Terminal.
  5. 5. Wine- Application for Linux that allows you use Windows programs.
  6. 6. OpenOffice.org- Office Suite installed by default on Ubuntu
  7. 7. The GIMP- The GNU Image Manipulation Program
  8. 8. apticron- Simple tool to mail about pending package updates script
  9. 9. gdesklets - is a system for bringing mini programs (desklets), such as weather forecasts, news tickers, system information displays, or music player controls, onto your desktop, where they are sitting there in a symbiotic relationship of eye candy and usefulness </li></ul>
  10. 10. Easier Ways to get Around Ubuntu Tips and Tricks in Ubuntu
  11. 11. Using Wine <ul><li>Go to Terminal
  12. 12. Type apt-get install Wine
  13. 13. Access through
  14. 14. Applications>Wine </li></ul>
  15. 15. The Gimp <ul><li>A powerful image editing application and default image editor in Ubuntu.
  16. 16. Access GIMP:
  17. 17. Applications>Graphics>GIMPImage Editor
  18. 18. GIMP is free and often shares the same capabilities as Adobe Photoshop.
  19. 19. Strong basic photo editing commands and tools. </li></ul>
  20. 20. Email System Updates with Apticron Instead of never knowing when your system needs updating or waiting to boot on your system, you can set up for your system to email you when an update is needed. 1 sudo apt-get -y install apticron in Terminal 2 Edit /etc/apticron/apticron.conf 3 Maintain the &quot;EMAIL&quot; setting placing your email in the quotes EMAIL=&quot;john@example.com&quot; 4 Each day apticron will run and you'll get an email when there is an update. Example: apticron has detected that some packages need upgrading on: revo1 [ 127.0.0.1 127.0.1.1 10.10.10.124 ] The following packages are currently pending an upgrade: gnome-screensaver 2.28.0-0ubuntu3.5 micromiser-beta 2.1.2-0karmic1
  21. 21. Using OpenOffice.org <ul><li>OpenOffice.org is a great alternative to Microsoft Office and is free.
  22. 22. OpenOffice.org is installed on Ubuntu by default.
  23. 23. Unlike proprietary office software OpenOffice.org supports many more document formats. </li></ul><ul>OpenOffice.org Offers <li>Writer - Word Processing
  24. 24. Calc- Spreadsheets
  25. 25. Impress- Presentations
  26. 26. Base - Databases
  27. 27. Draw- Vector Graphics
  28. 28. Math- Mathematical Formulae
  29. 29. QuickStarter- Pre-loader for core parts of OpenOffice.org that start when the computer is booted up </li></ul>
  30. 30. Operating in Ubuntu <ul>Tips and tricks in Ubuntu </ul>
  31. 31. Rotate Cube Affect <ul><li>Enable &quot;Rotate Cube&quot; Effect
  32. 32. Ubuntu enables &quot;Desktop Wall&quot; by default. By holding Ctrl-Alt keys and pressing the left-arrow or right-arrow key each time, it slides through desktop workspaces horizontally for you to choose one to work on. Alternatively, you can change this to a &quot;rotate cube&quot; effect.
  33. 33. Go To System > Preferences > CompizConfig Settings Manager
  34. 34. Select &quot;Desktop&quot; from the left panel.
  35. 35. Tick &quot;Rotate Cube&quot;.
  36. 36. Select &quot;Enable Desktop Cube&quot; as this plugin is required by &quot;Rotate Cube&quot;.
  37. 37. Select &quot;Disable Desktop Wall&quot;.
  38. 38. Immediately you can rotate your desktop workspaces in this way— holding down Ctrl-Alt keys, EITHER press the left-arrow or right-arrow key OR left-click the mouse and drag it to left or right. </li></ul>
  39. 39. Screenshot of rotate cube
  40. 40. How to Install gdesklets in Ubuntu <ul><li>Open terminal
  41. 41. Install gdesklets by typing:
  42. 42. sudo apt-get install gdesklets
  43. 43. Create a link for python2.5:
  44. 44. sudo ln -s /usr/bin/python2.5 /usr/bin/python2.6
  45. 45. Open /usr/lib/gdesklets/utils/ErrorFormatter.py as root:
  46. 46. sudo gedit /usr/lib/gdesklets/utils/Errorformatter.py
  47. 47. Go to the line that contains(line116):
  48. 48. def _new_imp(name, globs ={}, locls = {}, fromlist = []) :
  49. 49. and replace it by
  50. 50. def _new_imp(name, globs = {}, locls = {},fromlist = [], test = []): </li></ul>
  51. 51. Screenshots of News, Weather, and Calendar
  52. 52. Customizing Ubuntu <ul>Tips and Tricks in Ubuntu </ul>
  53. 53. Changing the Ubuntu Desktop Theme <ul><li>Ubuntu has many themes, and many more can be downloaded from websites. To change themes on Ubuntu 7.10 and 8.04 LTS: </li></ul>Click System -> Preferences -> Appearance <ul><li>On older versions of Ubuntu: </li></ul>Click System -> Preferences Theme Drag downloaded theme files onto the Theme Manager to make them appear in the list <ul><li>Themes can have: </li></ul> Controls - sometimes called GTK Themes Window Borders - sometimes called Metacity Themes Icons <ul><li>Most themes include all of these items, some have only one - you can find those by clicking the Customize or Theme Details button. Here you can also mix and match elements from different themes. </li></ul>
  54. 54. Themes
  55. 55. Changing Mouse Cursor Theme <ul><li>Click System -> Preferences -> Appearance
  56. 56. Select the Theme tab if not already selected
  57. 57. Click Customize
  58. 58. Select the Pointer tab
  59. 59. For older versions of Ubuntu:
  60. 60. Download the theme to an easily accessible location; ~/Desktop is good.
  61. 61. Install the gcursor package via Synaptic Package Manager or apt-get.
  62. 62. Start gcursor with System -> Preferences -> Cursor Selection.
  63. 63. Select a theme, or click 'Install theme' and select the compressed file to add it
  64. 64. Once you're finished, select the theme you want to use and click &quot;Close&quot; </li></ul>
  65. 65. Mouse Cursor Themes
  66. 66. References <ul><li>Wine- http://www.addictivetips.com/ubuntu-linux-tips/install-and-use-wine-in-ubuntu-linux/
  67. 67. The Gimp- https://help.ubuntu.com/community/TheGIMP
  68. 68. Apticron- http://popey.com/blog/2010/03/11/why-ubuntu-is-better-than-windows/
  69. 69. OpenOffice.org- http://www.easy-ubuntu-linux.com/office-suites.html
  70. 70. Rotate Cube Affect- http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/tips-and-tricks-linux-mint-after-installation.htm
  71. 71. Installing gdesklets- http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1629699
  72. 72. Installing gdesklets pics- http://gdesklets.de/?q=desklet/browse
  73. 73. Changing the Desktop Theme- https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UbuntuEyeCandy
  74. 74. Mouse Themes- https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UbuntuEyeCandy </li></ul>

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